The Kerala High Court lashed out again at the practice of demanding nokku kooli by headload workers in the State.
Nokku kooli refers to extortion by organized labour unions in Kerala under which wages are paid to trade union activists for allowing common householders/ investors/builders to unload belongings/materials using machines or their own labour.
In Malayalam, 'nokku kooli', translates into 'gawking wages' or 'wages for (just) looking on'.
The practice still persists in the state despite a ban and repeated directives by the High Court. On May 1, 2018, the Kerala government banned the practice.
A man saves 8 hours when he travels by train, so 13-8=5 hours spent on train for 300 km journey. 300/5=60km/hr is train speed(distance/time). He also saved 4/5 of time on steamer. let's say, ts is time spent on steamer. 4/5ts=8, so ts=10 hrs. Now, 13-10=3 is time travelled on train, so, 3*60=180km